Updated: Armenia really serious about swine flu prevention

Armenia is taking wide-ranging precautions to prevent the spread of influenza A virus subtype H1N1 and I’ve just experienced those measures myself.The whole thing started on the plane, about 40 minutes before we got ready to land in Zvartnots. A charming Czech stewardess handed out a sheet of paper, asking to fill it in. “I don’t need this,” I said, thinking it is an immigration form. “I’m a citizen.”

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Armenia should abandon its unjust and unwise travel ban on people

By Jirair Ratevosian and Amy Hagopian The first cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) were diagnosed 25 years ago, opening a new tragedy in human history and changing the way the world thinks about public health. While HIV, the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS, has killed 25 million people and ravaged many parts of the world, it has been relatively less serious in Armenia, which has reported fewer than 500 people…

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